53 posts • joined Monday 22nd February 2010 01:23 GMT
Re: What about Cache from Intersystems?
Ugh. MUMPS. No thanks, tried it, and it gave me heartburn.
Another issue with the cloud? Easy to find and exploit bugs for multiple sites without going outside an IP block. Check.
Re: Linux is a richer OS
That's not true. They offer certifications for all their servers / software. You can't say it's easy to learn then offer 5+ step certifications. The point of the GUI is it increases productivity over all. Sure, some people are more productive at command line than the average GUI, but overall, GUI increases productivity of your most expensive labor (tech).
Probably because they only surveyed companies that use Linux.
>migration of americans to retards is complete
You mean like when computers went GUI?
This is probably a corporate PR plant article.
Re: One essential flaw with this reasoning...
Not only that, a DDoS attack is 1 person using thousands of other people's computers to talk for him. It's not 1000s of people protesting. It's not totally different from the 3/5th law we had in the US during our slavery period.
Re: How things have changed....
That's a very insightful post. Microsoft has been throwing mud against the wall to see what sticks for a while now. A guy I work with spend several years mastering Silverlight, and now moving to HTML 5.
I think their throwing so much mud is making the mud less sticky. If I'm writing a management console for an engine, I prefer WinForms over WCF or web, simply because I'm fastest at it. WIth ClickOnce, that whole install at every workstation business is a thing of the past.
Re: Best argument against democracy
>we're normally 5 to 10 years behind the US policitical gimick curve
If your politicians say anything about finding hidden WMD's, say you're not interested. Oh wait.
Re: Open Code != Open APIs
>There's no service-provider-independent means of marking up my social network.
That's really the inherent problem with P2P, it requires some sort of centralized directory to locate everyone. You could do local discovery and caching, but IPs are dynamic and a good chunk of your local record cache would be out of date the same day they were created.
Rampant piracy in China. News at 11.
The biggest issue for me is the circumvention of government search. Since the cloud provider technically owns the data, it's up to them, not me, to whether they want to comply to a search request. With the bendy ethics of today's execs, I'm surprised they are so willing to jump on that bandwagon.
Re: No Ethernet
>Renaming it to "Overpriced metal sheened wireless deelie for mugs" would be better, and far more accurate without calling iTards what they actually are.
Does posting dumb shit like that make you feel better about your miserable self?
Why all the hate on Apple and not the plaintiffs? Holy misdirected angler. Not only computers can get programmed.
Re: Let's have screen resolution become a talking point, please
> ThinkPad T60 (2048x1536@15")
That's resolution to external display, not internal, or were you trolling?
The point is
Taking notes with your finger is hard to read later.
I'm a traditionalist in the fact that I've been using RDBMS (Oracle and recently MSSQL) for years now. Would someone explain why NoSql is better than a simple key/value table with an index on the key in a traditional RDBMS from a purely technical perspective?
>Slower to boot than windows, slower to wake from sleep than windows, more updates!!! (WTF - I was not expecting that!) and more system crashes.
Ya, you don't own a mac, or you don't own one built in this century.
Re: Not just hipsters...
>But baby-boomers too. They have money. There are lots of them. They have less patience for things that don't work, and no inclination to roll up their sleeves and learn about what is under the bonnet.
I'm a gen-Xer. I used to always build all my computers from parts. I'd (re)install Windows x every few months to make sure it was perfectly clean. I'm a coder professionally. I've been into computers since the Vic-20.
Now, after I've built at least 50 computers and (re)installed Windows countless times? Piss on that, I have better things to do. How many computers do you have to build and reinstall before you realize it's just the same old shit.
>‘Appleites’ love to bang on about how sad Apple haters are (toady), but the reality is, I don’t hate Apple, I hate sheep. The mindless who grab onto a buzz and bang on and on about it virtues. THAT is sad!
You mean like you just did with WP7?
Re: Might be right
The thing about predicting death, is eventually, you'll be right.
Re: I'll miss it
>Err, the people complaining _are_ the ones who have got their stereo compiling c++! Same people that have installed Linux on their toaster.
I'm more apt to believe they're just noobs who invested their time learning some web language like PHP and are afraid it will become less relevant as more people are using mobile apps rather than web sites. Because learning something new is hard.
Or they hate apple because the TechJournos told them to and they're lemmings with no sense of wind direction.
ProTip: Tech Journos usually can't predict shit, that's why they're tech journos.
Eggs and baskets
Putting the Western world's eggs in one basket is a dream for hackers. Instead of DDoS one site at a time, they can take out thousands! Oops, PHB didn't think of that.
Working it out myself
"So the fact that the S3 is several hundred pounds cheaper than a MacBook Air while offering double the storage is something you’ll have to work out for yourself."
Because a 5400rpm mechanical is just as fast as a SSD.
>1-in-3,200 chance you'll be hit by fiery satellite chunks on Friday
>has a 1-in-3,200 chance of hitting *a* person
So it's really a world population * 3200 chance, roughly speaking.
.NET isn't going anywhere, we're talking about a sliver of application development: "rich" web experience inside a browser. Win32 will be around forever because frankly, HTML+Backend apps suck to do anything other than buy and browse on.
.NET will be used for Win32
.NET will be used for backend (windows services)
.NET will be used for web back end (web services)
.NET will be used for web glue (ASP.NET, MVCx, etc)
HTML5+CSS3 will be used for what SL is used for. To create (or attempt) a rich in-browser experience.
The "make everything web" was a hasty move hoisted onto CIOs by marketing people. Some stuff is good for web, many things aren't. HTML5+CSS3 might level the playing field with the usability of Win32 vs browser, but probably not.
"But she also criticised the European move to lift restrictions on liquids. She said legislators did not understand the operational implications and that the change would confuse passengers."
"Confuse passengers," really? I mean, REALLY?
How many articles can be posted about the same bug. Fishin for clicks. Got one.
>Could someone explain why this is cool, when whilst other companies face anti-trust cases for including things like a browser or media player?
Sure. First it's other company (singular) not companies. That other company was Microsoft. In the 2000s they were deemed a monopoly and judged as leveraging their monopoly power to stifle competition (Netscape) by packaging a browser in their OS for free thus effectively cutting off Netscape's income (who charged for their browser).
Apple is not a monopoly. Not even close. They are vertically integrated, meaning they make many of the parts from hardware to software, to chips themselves. Other companies outsource to other companies, they are horizontally integrated. They make and specialize in mostly 1 layer (OS or hardware, or parts, etc).
Back in the day, all personal computer manufacturers (Commodore, Atari, Coleco, Apple, etc) were vertically integrated until IBM was caught with their pants down, and threw together what we now know as a PC using parts from other vendors. IBM just made the BIOS and bought the rest of the parts from other companies. During the dawn of the computer revolution, it worked well, but in my opinion it stifled innovation at least at the software level. Once Microsoft knocked off Novell (it's last OS victim) it really had no motivation to be creative (or no one to steal from). Thus, Windows 98, ME, XP, Vista. (Yes XP was great but no great leap from 2K).
The point of all that is that Apple is finally returning innovation to the personal computer realm, and I whole heartedly welcome it. They are able to do things most horizontal companies can't (even if they wanted to which they didn't until Apple) because they are more vertical. The PC industry has been stagnant for the past decade due to the big fish raking in the cash simply because they dominated the market, mainly by having the most installs. If Apple takes the market, they may do the same, but it will be a long time until they do.
Salaried employees are typically excluded from labor rights (that's why they are called exempt heh). It's the hourly folks that get most of them. Salaried employees do get benefits. Both my parents were teachers and yes, it's a tough career that I almost went into (thank God I didn't). Many states do have great retirement benefits for teachers though. I'm not saying that makes up for everything else, but it's something hourly factory folks usually don't get.
If a price of a T-Shirt costs $0.99 to make and the company charges $19.99, it's tough to put the blame on the consumer. I'd bet that if the cost went up to $1.50, the retail price would be $21.49 (or probably $21.99.) Besides, there aren't many American non-slave labor textiles available these days to choose from. But yea, it's sad.
"In Apple's paternalistic world, you're an unsophisticated child, unable to make your own decisions. It's not up to you to decide what you want. Apple will take care of that for you."
Thank you, Reg, for telling me what to think, because, you know, I wouldn't be able to decide without your help. I'm happy to join the rest of your sheeple readers.
Having said that, I'm a little concerned, as a developer, that there are restrictions. The restrictions, as they stand now, are outside the applications I am developing and have developed, but on the same token, I think it stifles creativity. I'd hate to be the guy who comes up with a great innovative idea, spends a year developing it after his work day, just to be denied.
Unfortunately, it's still the best thing going right now for freelance developers.
It has to be a smokescreen - you don't fire a guy you pay $15m / year for less than $1000 a month in dubious expenses. Not to mention the stock tanking. If I were a shareholder, I'd say it's time for a new board.
Im sure Larry expenses whatever the hell he wants.
It can be argued that the acronym PC came from the IBM PC and PC, Jr. series of computers (the first mass market microcomputers they came out with) in the early 80s running Intel chips. They ran PC-DOS which was just a re-branded MS-DOS (and CPM? briefly). All IBM PCs came with a Microsoft OS. Fast forward 30 years (where'd that time go?) and the origin of the term PC can still apply to Intel based computers running a Microsoft OS. It stood for 'personal computer" but it was IBM's branding of an Intel computer running a MS OS.
Not intending to split hairs, just sharing a bit of history in the discussion.
Unix can be locked down, is a very light weight kernel and is highly configurable. Also, it doesn't use that abortion called the registry. Apple has thrown a very nice GUI on top of it to obfuscate the "hard" parts. It has an ez mode, and a highly configurable "nuts and bolts" mode. It also has the power of the majority of FOSS behind it, including the most prominent mail, web and dns servers there are. It is also highly scalable. Because it's been in production since the early 70s, it's very well refined. The core is relatively bug free. The workstations can also be used as servers without changing the core OS (unlike Windows). There are many other things I like about unix. IMO, it's the pinnacle of computing in this century. We'd be much further along if it was adopted in the 80s instead of DOS, me thinks.
If those are the best you can come up with, time for better FUD
Xbox: I'll agree here, it's got a lot of competition though. It's so far off from their base products, they can' really leverage it to sell their other stuff. They are well past due for a new generation.
Windows 7: This is what XP should have been. Thanks for releasing shit for 10 years.
Server 2008 R2: Why? How is it significantly better than 2003? When will it catch up to Linux/Unix in terms of security?
Office Live: Wut
Bing: If I wrote a search engine and named it "Plop" would it be relevant?
BlueTrack mice: Wut
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